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Do I have to use a Visa Application Centre?

Immigration New Zealand prefers that all applications are sent to Visa Application Centres (VACs) in countries where these are available.

Immigration New Zealand has partnered with Visa Application Centres to improve the service that we offer. By receiving complete applications already checked and lodged by a VAC, Immigration Officers are able to proceed directly to the decision stage and avoid administrative delays caused by incomplete and incorrect applications.

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